Going Green Can Save On Utility Bills, Taxes In New York

HUNTINGTON STATION, NY (WCBS 880) — We’re all trying to save money these days, but now a few upgrades to your home can save money on your energy costs and your taxes.

Long Island residents Billi Roberti and Ira Zucker transformed their home into a green, energy efficient structure. The end result is a total utility bill of $50 per month.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

“We knew the house was very leaky,” said Roberti. “We found insulation and no ceiling that is why we were having so many drafts.”

Some of the changes inlcluded solar panels, Goetherman heat pumps, new windows and a new heating and colling system.

Congressman Steve Isreal said you can save on your taxes for each Energy Star change you make. A new roof for example could earn you a tax credit of $500. 

The tax credits will expire by the end of 2011.

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One Comment

  1. Tom Benett says:

    What a dumb ass story.

  2. In a perfect world…..the feds would subsidize solar panels.


    How? End farm subsidies and the blindly crippling practice of (CORN) ethanol. You know, because for whatever reason free trade with Brazil for (efficient) cane ethanol is strictly verboten.

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